We Have the Power to Save Lives

Most Americans already grasp this truth, but it bears repeating.  Our families will not be as safe from gun violence as they should be...

Bungling the Telling of Black History

If you relied on Hollywood’s revisionist historical docudramas, you’d think that White men fought to the death to win freedom for America’s Black slaves...

Surviving Cancer Twice Proved to be an ‘Awakening’

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnosis. The first thing that...

Has Much Changed Since 1955?

Some may say much has changed since our grandparents were boycotting in the streets of the U.S. during the Civil Rights era. Some new...

Freedom Summer – 50 Years Later

The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer is being commemorated this week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation...

The ‘N’ Word

We're Black and African-Americans. We're Negroes. We are not, and have never been the "n" word. We are not better than any other race,...

Gardening: A Healthful Medicine for Seniors

Over the past year, I have been active with seniors presenting hands-on environmental projects at nursing and assisted living facilities.  I know as an...

Still Striving for the Promised Land

Fifty-four years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to proclaim his dream – of a...

It’s Time for Paid Leave in D.C.

According to published reports, the city is experiencing a population boom for the first time in decades. With this comes a baby boom. Young...

Celebrate Black History Month

As the nation is celebrating Black History Month, The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education—students, alumni and friends of Morgan State...

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III’s Retirement Is a Testament to Family

On April 5 Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, one of military’s most outstanding leaders, retired from the United States Army with full honors at...

Leave Michael Vick Alone, His Hair Advice to Kaepernick Wasn’t Wrong

Alright, Black folks. Enough is enough. It’s time to leave Michael Vick alone.  Anyone with an active social media account has probably witnessed the virtual...